Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Department name when degree awarded
Michael L. Wolfe
Rodent densities were estimated in the major vegetation types of the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area in 1975 and 1976 by a combination of live-trapping and kill-trapping. Only deer mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) were numerous enough to permit reliable density estimates. Relative densities of other rodent species were indicated by kill-trap capture rates. Densities of deer mice correlated well (r = 0.99) with kill-trap capture rates. The use of kill -trapping in place of live-trapping in 1976 permitted extensive sampling throughout the 1930 km2 study area. Differences were found among the major vegetation and land-use types in their ability to support the rodent species representing potential prey for feeding raptors.
Montan, Jon R. Jr., "Rodent Density and Species Composition in the Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Area, Idaho" (1977). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6280.
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